Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum brings together the principal collections of Biggar Museum Trust into a new purpose built, fully accessible museum on the High Street in the centre of the town. The exhibition explores 14,000 years of rural and small town life in Upper Clydesdale. It focuses on the people who have lived and worked here from prehistoric times up to the mid-20th century, and incorporates recreated shops within a period streetscape.
The award-winning New Lanark Visitor Centre tells the fascinating story of the cotton mill village of New Lanark which was founded in the 18th century.
New Lanark quickly became known under the enlightened management of social pioneer, Robert Owen. He provided decent homes, fair wages, free health care, a new education system for villagers and the first workplace nursery school in the world! Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, New Lanark has been beautifully restored as a living community, which welcomes visitors from all over the world. Travel back in time on the Annie Mcleod Experience dark ride which features mill girl Annie who magically appears and reveals the amazing story of her life and times in New Lanark in 1820.
Learn some pottery on your holiday and take something home with you as a memory. Earthware Pottery run block classes, however if you contact them via their Facebook page they can arrange a single class for you while on holiday at Country Nest. They are located in Biggar, a short drive away.